Ethic dilemmas in Dementia: Therapeutic Lying (3)

Is therapeutic lying to your loved one or patient okay when the truth would be distressing to him or her? It requires the caregiver or family member to give up trying to force the person with Dementia to accept reality and surrender instead to the fact that the patient is living in another mental and Read More …

Ethic dilemmas in Dementia: the bad news (2)

It is common knowledge that almost everyone wants to know as soon as possible that his or her partner has died. That you leave the transmission of that bad news to close relatives, is a token of respect for how relatives (want to) experience death with each other. Moreover, mourning and burial are strongly culturally and religiously determined, something that you as an outsider are not always aware of. Read More …

Domotics also for people with Dementia

As caregivers or health workers, one of the worst fears may be that the person with Dementia will accidentally get lost or purposely leave a house or facility, not be able to find his or her way back home and then become endangered. Can you let someone with Dementia go outside independently? Is that still Read More …